Wednesday, 24 October 2018
Four USN F-18 aircraft lead by two F-15 aircraft took the opportunity to use LFA7 for some low flying training. The aircraft from USS Harry S Trueman were hosted by RAF Lakenheath for a short time before re-embarking to their ship. Light was very poor, compounded by a camera error on my part led to some high ISOs being used. Still is was an awesome sight/sound coupled with a callsign "Viper" and I did get some images, so here they are:
Final Flight of the 849 Sea Kings ASAC MK7 from RNAS Culdrose. Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond my control the only place to witness these aircraft was Burrator Reservoir near Plymouth. The aircraft flew over here on their way to retirement/disposal at HMS Sultan. Not been before I got there slightly later than anticipated and didnt have time to carry the big glass up the hill. So I made my way up with more portable glass, the images I managed to get are below. It was a long time since I had seen three Sea King ASAC Mk7s in the air so BZ the engineeers for making in happen.
A spitfire from the BBMF stopped over at RNAS Culdrose for a flypast over Mullion in tribute to the late Geoffrey Wellow, former WW2 spitfire pilot. Here are some of the images of the aircraft at RNAS Culdrose